8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 22, 2010 4:11 PM by Király
piff aroni Level 1 (20 points)
My partner in NY is trying to send me over 10 GB of video to edit. We are currently doing it over AIM/ichat.

Is there a better way to do this? As we keep losing the connection, probably due to aim. Can he turn his mac into an FTP or something
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 (25,440 points)
    how about something like Dropbox ?

    JGG

  • piff aroni Level 1 (20 points)
    thats ok, but its like a megaupload or rapidhsare. Im looking to be able to just browse the files and download as needed via mac os x.... is there any BUILT in way to do this on mac os x?
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 (25,440 points)
    piff aroni wrote:
    but its like a megaupload or rapidhsare.


    no, it's not. your partner drops the file(s) in the *dropbox folder* on his machine and, within minutes, they will appear in yours - fully browsable/editable. plus, it works cross-platform.

    JGG

  • piff aroni Level 1 (20 points)
    interesting, but dont I still need to DOWNLOAD the files to my hard drive on my computer before I can edit?
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 (25,440 points)
    piff aroni wrote:
    interesting, but dont I still need to DOWNLOAD the files to my hard drive on my computer before I can edit?


    think of dropbox as a syncing tool. the downloading is done automatically. all you have to do is to double-click on your dropbox folder and the content is available.

    JGG

  • Király Level 6 (9,745 points)
    This is easily done over AFP. He should:

    1) Put the files in /Users/hisaccount/Public
    2) Enable File Sharing (System Preferences -> Sharing)
    3) Note his IP address (System Preferences -> Network) and e-mail the IP address to you

    Once he has done that, you should:

    1) Under Finder's Go menu, select Connect to Server
    2) Enter afp://11.22.33.44 (or whatever his IP address is)
    3) Browse his public folder for the files
    4) Drag them to your Desktop or desired location to make your own copy of them.

    10GB is a lot of data to send over the internet. Depending on the upload speed of his internet connection it might just be faster to burn a few DVDs and send them to you by express mail.
  • piff aroni Level 1 (20 points)
    we have some fast connections. if left all day I can get maybe 10 GB a day. Does this method you show make it into a real FTP? Why is the address afp and not ftp?
  • Király Level 6 (9,745 points)
    AFP is not FTP. It's better. Similar idea (transfering files between two computers), but the AFP protocol is more secure, more Mac-friendly.